Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Fong Qi Wei: Creating Flowers from Flowers
Posted by Jay at 6:30 PM
Fruits, vegetables and other flora have been featured on this blog as intricate portrait recreations and impressive mini-landscapes. It was only a matter of time until somebody else took the idea into a different direction. Here, the photographer Photographer Fong Qi Wei creates flowers out flowers, crafting something simple and beautiful out of something that's already simple and beautiful. In his series Exploded Flowers these natural constructions are given a clever and enchanting man-made touch.
Fong Qi Wei mentions that he found inspiration for his Exploded Flowers from Todd McLellan and his photographs of different kinds of disassembled electronics laid out in an orderly manner. In Wei's case, flowers provided an easier but likewise interesting option; it allowed him to create new flowers out of old flowers while still preserving their identity.
orchids and hibiscuses to more ornate species such as gerberas and chrysanthemums. It's amazing how even the simplest flowers can look quite grand and how the more elaborate ones look orderly and random at the same time.
Fong Qi Wei's website is here, with the whole set of exploding flowers over here. You can also buy prints of his wonderful disassembled flowers created from flowers over here. And check out this related post on the amazing portraits you can make with fruits and vegetables, and this other post on equally impressive landscapes made also from produce.